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  • New session offers lawmakers a chance to set a meaningful agenda

    New session offers lawmakers a chance to set a meaningful agenda
    California's two-year legislative session began Monday as incumbent and new members of the Assembly and state Senate took their oaths. But it seemed as if the Legislature was already off and running before Thanksgiving, because some lawmakers announced...
  • BGF gang leader Tavon White testifies at jail corruption trial

    BGF gang leader Tavon White testifies at jail corruption trial
    The former leader of the Black Guerrilla Family at the Baltimore Detention Center spoke publicly for the first time Monday from the witness stand, describing his unlikely rise to power and the gang's inner workings. Tavon White, 37, has pleaded guilty...
  • Outgoing L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina opts for new challenge

    Outgoing L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina opts for new challenge
    As departing Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina was being honored last week for her 23 years in the office, she paused to reminisce about her rocky beginning. "Everything seemed like a battle in those early years," she told gathered family,...
  • Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another

    Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another
    The budget deficit and the detention centers are about the only things growing in this economically depressed high-desert city. Amid the tumbleweeds on the edge of town, construction crews are adding 650 beds at a privately run detention facility for...
  • Goodman seeks release from jail during appeal

    Wellington polo club founder John Goodman, convicted last month of DUI manslaughter for a second time, now wants to be freed from Palm Beach County Jail while he appeals the verdict. Attorneys for Goodman, 51, on Wednesday asked Chief Circuit Judge...
  • Prop. 47 leaves future of California inmate fire crews uncertain

    Prop. 47 leaves future of California inmate fire crews uncertain
    William Winegardner strode confidently near the head of the line of the Glen Helen 1 hand crew this summer as his team wrapped up a five-mile hike on a scorching day in San Bernardino. The sun beat on his back and sweat ran down his body like tiny rivers....
  • Less for the state pen, more for Penn State

    Less for the state pen, more for Penn State
    A few years ago, I asked the president of Pennsylvania State University what he saw as his number one leadership challenge. He replied, "It's like Groundhog Day: every year I go to the state capital and ask them to stop sending so much money to the...
  • L.A. City Atty. Feuer makes valid case for funding under Prop. 47

    Proposition 47, adopted last month, turned six drug possession and low-level property felonies into misdemeanors, setting in motion some rejiggering of California's criminal justice system. Among the changes in Los Angeles is the transfer of caseloads...
  • It's in Virginia's budget: $1.1 billion for the Virginia Department of Corrections

    The Virginia Department of Corrections took the biggest hit, by far, earlier this year when the state rolled back spending to account for missed revenue projections. The department agreed to cover 506 of the up to 565 layoffs called for in the new...
  • Man arrested after telling Hemet police that he killed his mother

    A 51-year-old man was arrested after he walked into the Hemet Police Department and told officers that he killed his mother, authorities said. The man entered the Police Department at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday, according to a department news release. Officers...
  • Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, county jail

    Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, county jail
    Hundreds of people marched in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The protesters who...